Deep groove ball bearings are one of the most commonly used ball bearing types. "Deep Groove" describes the raceway groove in which the balls sit. This versatile bearing is suitable for a wide range of applications, including high-speeds and heavy loads. Deep groove ball bearings are able to offer high speed rotations due to low levels of friction. They can also handle axial loads and radial loads in both directions.
Deep groove bearings come with shielded, sealed or open end types. The addition of a shield or seal is to protect the bearing from dust and harmful materials, which could impact performance. These bearings are primarily made from steel and feature steel or ceramic balls.